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Old 06-12-2017, 05:40 AM
 
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I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Australian played him, I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Irishman played him so why would you expect there to be 'controversy' if an American actor played him? Perhaps the British aren't quite so xenophobic?
That was the 1960s, 21st century people are so much more sensitive
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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That was the 1960s, 21st century people are so much more sensitive
Pierce Brosnan wasn't the 1960's, people weren't 'up in arms' when he played the part, in fact I would suggest people were probably more perturbed about the fact that Daniel Craig is blond! (bond is described in the books as being 'dark' haired)
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Australian played him, I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Irishman played him so why would you expect there to be 'controversy' if an American actor played him? Perhaps the British aren't quite so xenophobic?
Because Aussies are still commonwealth people and the Irish are still near the British Isles. It wasn't that big of a leap, but if American played Bond that might change things a bit. It would at least make headlines.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Australian played him, I don't remember much 'controversy' when an Irishman played him so why would you expect there to be 'controversy' if an American actor played him? Perhaps the British aren't quite so xenophobic?
Actually 2 Americans came very close to playing James Bond:

John Gavin in 1971 and James Brolin in 1983 were technically cast in the part, but never got to strap on the Walther because Sean Connery and Roger Moore both decided not to retire at the last moment (for Diamonds Are Forever and Octopussy, respectively).
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:38 AM
 
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Because Aussies are still commonwealth people and the Irish are still near the British Isles. It wasn't that big of a leap, but if American played Bond that might change things a bit. It would at least make headlines.
What difference does commonwealth make? The US and the UK are both in NATO or part of the G7 groupe does that make a difference? Australians are equally as 'foreign' as Americans and for that matter so are the Irish. France is also near the British Isles but they are foreign too.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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What difference does commonwealth make? The US and the UK are both in NATO or part of the G7 groupe does that make a difference? Australians are equally as 'foreign' as Americans and for that matter so are the Irish. France is also near the British Isles but they are foreign too.
Well, they have a picture of the Queen of England on their money, for one, which bespeaks quite a deeper relationship than the UK has with the US, so they're not "equally foreign as Americans." I doubt any Australian would say that.
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Old Today, 05:51 AM
 
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Well, they have a picture of the Queen of England on their money, for one, which bespeaks quite a deeper relationship than the UK has with the US, so they're not "equally foreign as Americans." I doubt any Australian would say that.
Not equally as 'foreign' because of a picture on a bank note? Perhaps in the US they are 'less foreign' because they live closer or because they watch more British TV (I'm not sure there's a BBC Australia)? Perhaps the French are practically British because they live next door or perhaps they are 'more foreign' because they don't speak the English language? Nope I believe you are all simply 'foreign' because you all live in your own self governed countries. The reality is that George Lazenby is as foreign as Tom Cruise, and the British were most certainly not up in arms because James Bond was played by a foreign man.
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Old Today, 06:12 AM
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That was the 1960s, 21st century people are so much more sensitive
The 1960s?

You mean, the same 1960s television universe in which one the Rob and Laura Petries slept in different beds (can't imply that married folks might have sex), in which gays did not exist, and where an interracial kiss on Stark Trek prompted stations (mostly in the South) to refuse to air the episode?

Yeah, those were sure some sensitivity-free times...
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Old Today, 06:43 AM
 
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The 1960s?

You mean, the same 1960s television universe in which one the Rob and Laura Petries slept in different beds (can't imply that married folks might have sex), in which gays did not exist, and where an interracial kiss on Stark Trek prompted stations (mostly in the South) to refuse to air the episode?

Yeah, those were sure some sensitivity-free times...
But Desi and Lucy slept in one bed...and Lucy even got pregnant. 'Course, Desi was Latino....


Back in those days, I actually did believe that married couples sleeping in separate beds was something white people did.
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Old Today, 06:44 AM
 
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Not equally as 'foreign' because of a picture on a bank note? Perhaps in the US they are 'less foreign' because they live closer or because they watch more British TV (I'm not sure there's a BBC Australia)? Perhaps the French are practically British because they live next door or perhaps they are 'more foreign' because they don't speak the English language? Nope I believe you are all simply 'foreign' because you all live in your own self governed countries. The reality is that George Lazenby is as foreign as Tom Cruise, and the British were most certainly not up in arms because James Bond was played by a foreign man.

What a nation puts on its currency tells a great deal about how they think of themselves as a nation.

No, they do not consider themselves as "foreign" with each other as they consider the US. That's why they are a "commonwealth."
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